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Ministers hope to reduce time of Riga-Moscow passenger train by several hours

28.04.2012 | LETA

The travel time of the Riga-Moscow passenger train line will be reduced by several hours..

According to an agreement made today by Latvian Transport Minister Aivis Ronis and Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin in Moscow today, the travel time of the Riga-Moscow passenger train line will be reduced by several hours.

As the Transport Ministry informed the business information portal ''Nozare.lv'', Ronis told Levitin about an agreement made by the Latvian government to electrify the East-West rail corridor in Latvia's territory, and invited Russia to evaluate the possibility of electrifying the train line on the Russian side.

The ministers also agreed to look for solutions of carrying out at least some customs procedures on trains before they reach the respective border, so to reduce time spent on the border.

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